The Hunches : Hobo Sunrise

Warning: you will need new speakers after playing this record

As befits a band whose new single is called ‘Fuck Disco Beats’, Portland garage quartet The Hunches have no truck with commercial success: their second album is full of the kind of tunes that The Beatle-booted ‘Nuggets’ aficionados would dig if only they weren’t buried under so many layers of white noise, screaming and sounds like all the vacuum cleaners in the world exploding at once. In common with previous generations of nihilists like [a][/a] and Pussy Galore, ‘Hobo Sunrise’ is hardly a record you’ll spend months immersing yourself in to uncover hidden depths. But for a quick-fix of bile – or a brutal hangover cure – this takes some beating.

Pat Long